Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

On my new Windows 7 desktop, I tried to open a .jar file, only to be rebuked. Thanks to Andy from and Dave from for the help. And lo, after some Googling, there is.  Here’s how:

  1. Go to the run box and type in cmd. Instead of hitting Enter, use Ctrl + Shift + Enter.  This will run the command prompt with Admin rights.
  2. A dialog box should pop up notifying you of what you’re doing and you have to confirm it. Annoying.
  3. Type this in to the command line: assoc .jar=CompressedFolder. Press Enter
  4. Profit!

There you have it kids. Windows 7 opens .jar files like they were .zip files.


File this under “Oh this is neat, though I don’t use OmniGraffle, but if I did, then I’d probably use this Ext JS Stencil.”

Via: The Ext JS Tumblr

I’ve been meaning to turn off that Front Row shortcut for a while now, and now I can!

Via: Giles Bowkett

Hey, hey. Looks like Firebug 1.5.0 has finally come out of beta.

Improvements I actually appreciate:

  • Enhanced Inspector
  • More accurate Net panel timings
  • Improved HTML editing
  • Separate Computed CSS and Style subpanels

The other additions are nice, just not sure that I’d actually use them.

This is interesting: VMware has bought Zimbra from Yahoo.

I remember when I was looking into JavaScript frameworks many moons ago and I looked at Zimbra’s and thought it was horrible to use.  Not sure if that’s the case anymore, but back when Yahoo bought Zimbra, I always wondered why.  Maybe it was the people, but I wasn’t so keen on the technology they bought.  Plus, I can’t help but remember all the uncov posts about Zimbra as well.

That all being said, what is VMware going to do with Zimbra?

Via Market Watch